In October 2018, The Economist declared repair to be, “as important as innovation” and went so far as to proclaim, “in a disposable society, to repair is to rebel”. There are man yreasons to repair. Repair to dave money, repair for the climate and repair for the future.
- The Open Repair Alliance—a group of European and US based organisations—organise the annual International Repair Day.
- The Repair Cafés are worlwide
- Restart Project parties are Parties where people teach each other how to repair their broken and slow devices – from tablets to toasters, from iPhones to headphones.
- iFixit free offer free online repair manuals. For example, lots of help in fixing backpacks.